Dr. Johanna Kaplan Director of the Washington Anxiety Center of Capitol Hill
Dr. Johanna Kaplan is the director of the Washington Anxiety Center of Capitol Hill. She is a licensed child and adult clinical psychologist in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Catholic University of America and her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Communications from American University in Washington, D.C.
Prior to opening the Washington Anxiety Center, she worked for four years at the Center for Anxiety and Behavior Change in Rockville MD. She also completed 18 months of post-doctoral training at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital at the Anxiety Disorders Center/Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy under the direct supervision of David Tolin, Ph.D.
Additionally, she completed a 2-year post-baccalaureate fellowship and a 6-year pre-doctoral fellowship in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Kaplan has received extensive clinical and clinical-research training in anxiety, mood, and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders and has completed clinical and research work in private practice, community, counseling center, and hospital-based settings.
Together, she has over 60 presentations/publications in the domain of clinical anxiety in adult, adolescent, and child populations. She has been interviewed for several articles in Parent magazine, parent.com, Romper.com, klicknews.com, the Hillrag.com, and has been interviewed by several local television media outlets. She continues to actively pursue her education in evidence-based treatments for anxiety in these populations.
Dr. Catherine Webster (formerly Dr. Maliszewski) Staff Clinical Psychologist at the Washington Anxiety Center of Capitol Hill
Dr. Catherine Webster is a licensed child and adult clinical psychologist in Washington, DC and Illinois. She earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University and her undergraduate degree is Psychology from the University of Rochester.
Prior to joining the Washington Anxiety Center of Capitol Hill, she worked for three years at the Chicago Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Center where she provided evidenced-based treatment for a range of anxiety, mood, and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, school refusal, specific phobias, body-focused repetitive behaviors, depression and others. Specific interventions included Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Habit Reversal Training and the Comprehensive Behavioral (ComB) Treatment Model for BFRBs, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioral Activation, and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Additionally, Dr. Webster completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry (URMC) in Rochester, NY. There, her training included rotations in the outpatient, inpatient, crisis intervention, consultation liaison and pediatric settings. She also completed Advanced Clinical Training in Treatment of Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors from Dr. Charles Mansueto, Ruth Golomb and Dr. Suzanne Mouton-Odum through the TLC’s Professional Training Institute.
“My approach to therapy is collaborative, active, and creative. I believe therapeutic alliance and trust are essential. My clinical style supports broaching difficult and sensitive issues in a way that can be productive as I carefully attend to the relationship and aim to use a light touch with charged content. I strive to better understand your strengths, struggles, and goals within your cultural context and value system to inform our treatment plan and approach.”